Photo Credit: vikush
Beth K. Vogts
helps writers understand the art of backstory.
Writers: How do you handle backstory in your writing? Do you use character charts or write down their past experiences to get to know them/guide you in their reactions to situations?
Readers: How much character history do you like in the books you read?
Have a blessed weekend!
HI Susan .. love the image! If I wrote .. I see I'd have to have pages of notes .. so there was no muddle up.
Have a peaceful weekend .. Hilary
Happy Friday, Hilary!
I selected that graphic because it speaks to me of unusual characters.
As far as backstory is concerned, I dole it out piecemeal. The reader gets the action up front, nothing to pull them out of the story. 30-60 pages worth of solid plot.
I keep some notes as I write, but not as many as I should. :) I follow your method with backstory. You are a good teacher. :)
Hi Karen -
Occasionally, I'll jot something down that I know I'll need to reference later in the story.
Thanks for the compliment.
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